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cougie



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PostSubject: Re: The good news is nothing is wrong, the bad news is SOMETHING is wrong.   Thu May 26, 2011 6:35 pm

how is the knee after cortisone??? still better?

have you heard of SUPART? Maybe you have already taken it. I got it after surgery and it helped a lot!
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KarinFranklin



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PostSubject: Re: The good news is nothing is wrong, the bad news is SOMETHING is wrong.   Tue May 17, 2011 7:22 am

15 min amrap of 400m runs and 65# squat clean & jerk (4 rnds)

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I only used 65# and, honestly, they weren't real squat cleans (well above parallel). The runs...i haven't run in a couple weeks and my body knew it, lol. As far as the knees, i only felt it at all on the last half of the last 400 and at that point i just figured i'd suck it up and run another 200m and be done with it. Icing them now and hoping for good things. Will update.
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PostSubject: Re: The good news is nothing is wrong, the bad news is SOMETHING is wrong.   Mon May 16, 2011 9:46 pm

Yeah. A good deal. I'd forgotten how nice it can be not to be in pain virtually 24-7. Hopefully i can exercise and KEEP the knees happy. I plan on taking it kind of easy with that tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Okay it's Monday   Mon May 16, 2011 3:26 pm

Did that cortisone shot help?

S.
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PostSubject: Re: The good news is nothing is wrong, the bad news is SOMETHING is wrong.   Fri May 13, 2011 2:25 pm

Got a cortisone injection in the left knee today. While i can't call it pleasant, it really wasn't too bad. Hope it helps.
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PostSubject: Re: The good news is nothing is wrong, the bad news is SOMETHING is wrong.   Wed May 11, 2011 8:11 pm

I have an appt with the doctor on Friday to figure out what i'm doing next.

And what if nothing helps? Well...i guess i'm where i've been for over a year and a half now.

Resting doesn't make this go away. Most of the time i can get away with a certain amount. Without making things much worse. And sometimes i overdo it and then i can't sleep at night. Like last night. I think i slept about an hour. With a ziplock bag full of ice. The Tylenol PM/iboprofin combo only does so much.

Funny, it doesn't hurt to DO things, but i often pay for them later.

I used to love to rollerblade for dozens of miles. And i love all things CrossFit.

Today work was no fun at all (cashiering) and i had to ask myself if i really wanted to walk a mile in the nice weather and risk not being able to sleep again. I decided it was a risk i'm willing to take. But i'm really, really frustrated.

What am i going to do? Stop exercising? I have a good excuse, right? Thing is, i actually LIKE being active. Sad
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PostSubject: weighing in   Tue May 03, 2011 9:20 pm

Karin, I would opt for the cortisone shot. I've heard other people have had real success with them and they are not doing it regularly.

Please don't think you're rambling. I want to know what's happening.

The burn and ache, hmmmmmmmm. I think what Eileen is saying is right. You need a specialist for knees!

S.
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PostSubject: Re: The good news is nothing is wrong, the bad news is SOMETHING is wrong.   Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:39 pm

and you are not rambling!!!!!!! injury SUCKS!

i think you need the opinion of a very excellent doctor who deals exclusively with knees. Do you have that? If you do, ... sounds like trying the cortisone is a real option. I mean.. doing what you are doing doesn't seem to help. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: The good news is nothing is wrong, the bad news is SOMETHING is wrong.   Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:38 pm

Karin, I know you said you've had them checked, but have you asked who is the BEST doctor available?

I will message you on FB
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PostSubject: Re: The good news is nothing is wrong, the bad news is SOMETHING is wrong.   Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:54 pm

Well didn't do jack Sunday...Monday...Tuesday...Wednesday....I'm probably going to go to CF tonight. But i'm going to kind of take it easy. It's ball slams and pullups and hpc. I'll warm up with some easy rowing and then...just generally take it easy and not use a lot of weight. And see how the knees react. If they get mad, i still have 2 more days off.
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PostSubject: Re: The good news is nothing is wrong, the bad news is SOMETHING is wrong.   Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:25 pm

So i've mentioned before, i took 2 months off exercising altogether. I think it improved things a bit and i'd only had a few relatively minor flare-ups (on top of the every day suck) since the beginning of the year. Until now. So what to do? A shot that will cost money (co-pays and all that) and may do nothing for me (and will hurt)? Avoiding anything that might sometimes make things worse means avoiding long walks, fast walking, standing (which i can't even avoid), anything resembling a squat, any kind of jumping etc etc etc) At some point things get narrowed down to almost nothing. And.... there is "nothing" wrong, right? Everything looks normal enough... So why do they burn and ache and wake me up at night? Why is standing painful? Why does exercise often, but not always, make things worse (after the fact, they feel better WHILE i'm doing it).

And why am i rambling? Sorry. Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: The good news is nothing is wrong, the bad news is SOMETHING is wrong.   Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:55 pm

Sonia...no...i'm pretty sure nothing is torn (i'll get into that in a second...)

My knees were not an issue until November 2009. I don't know if i overdid things or what but i managed to tick them off BUT GOOD. My first recourse to try and rest them (to the extent that that was possible...no getting out of standing all day at work...I did take a weeks vacation and sit on my ass for most of it). After that i went to my regular doctor. X-rays (normal), blood tests (normal), exam (normal). Then i lost my insurance for a few months (work didn't give me as many hours as they were supposed to and this took a while to correct because i'm supposed to be guaranteed enough hours...long story). So after i got my insurance back i went to an orthopedic doctor. Exam (normal), x-rays (normal), prescribed some knee braces (if anything they make my knees feel worse but i did give them a go for a few months) and PT (various guesses...maybe weak VMO, maybe tight ITB, maybe high Q-Angle...). When that didn't make things any better i went back to the guy who basically scolded me, told me there wasn't anything that could be done and said i should just suck it up and exercise anyway. Tried that for months. Eventually decided to see second orthopedist. More PT (and more theories and more x-rays and an MRI. Things look quite normal). Things did improve a bit. Started being more active. Mostly got away with it. Until Saturday when they got super pissy. Sunday was miserable..Monday and Tuesday things were improving but last night was super-unpleasant. So now here i am with a week off work and i feel worse, not better than usual. I don't know what to blame, really. Being too active last week? Did i eat the wrong thing or...what? Were the exercises i've kind of slacked on helping after all? The only other thing that was suggested as an option by orthopedist #2 would be a cortisone injection. Which might or might not help me, from what i've read about Patellofemoral Syndrome. And i've heard it really hurts. :afraid: So i'm not sure what to do.
I'm 34, my knees look normal enough when imaged or manipulated, i'm in more or less (thankfully less most of the time) pain almost continuously, I can't rollerblade, i do anything else knowing i'm risking days of suffering and i'm not really sure what to do, honestly.
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